The NSPCC has released a statement following the murder of Liam Fee and the sentencing of those responsible.
“Those responsible for Liam’s brutal murder have quite rightly received long jail terms. It is incomprehensible how two people who were meant to look after the children in their care could subject them to such appalling abuse.
“They chose to murder a defenceless child in the most horrific way, abuse other children and shamefully attempted to shift the blame for Liam’s death on to another child.
“Details of the horrendous abuse this couple inflicted on Liam and the other children were shocking to hear and the sentences passed today reflect the brutality of their crimes.
“Fife Child Protection Committee has already begun a Significant Case Review into this case and it is vital that the investigation is carried out thoroughly so action can be taken to prevent other children from suffering as Liam did before his murder, his short life scarred by neglect, abuse and violence.
“The two boys who survived the abuse will need support, stability and love to help them come to terms with their experiences and begin to recover.”
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